Events: Workshops

Workshops

How to Use Wikipedia As a Teaching Tool

Nightingale-Brown House

Many of us rely on Wikipedia, but how many of us have added or revised content on the online encyclopedia? How would you use Wikipedia with students in the classroom? What would you need to run an edit-a-thon with a cultural institution? What do aspiring Wikipedia editors need to know?

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Exposing Yourself Online: Workshop for Public Humanists

Nightingale-Brown House

Being a Public Human is a difficult business. You're an artist, an administrator, a facilitator, an interpreter and a manager. How do you combine all these facets of your fabulous personality into one easy-to-digest online portfolio? Nate and Paul explore how to professionally present yourself online. Examine your aims, explore the strategies and options open to you and start thinking about how you are going to prepare for the job hunt when you graduate. The workshop was initially presented to recent graduates of the program as part of their practicum seminar.

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Imagine a Providence Where …

Swearer Center for Public Service

The Imagine Providence project shares the voices of nonprofit and community leaders and their visions for the city.

Hear a sampling from 30 audio stories created by students this summer and learn about the ways in which local organizations are boldly and creatively tackling social issues in our city.  This will be a walking tour and participants must have smartphones with internet access.

A partnership of the Swearer Center for Public Service and the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, with support from Brown’s 250th Anniversary. 

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Museums, Slavery and Post-colonialism

Nightingale Brown House (357 Benefit St.), First Floor Lecture Room

This public event is hosted by the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice [contact] and is part of their International Curators Meeting, Fall 2014.

Panel 1, 2:00-3:45pm:  The Post-colonial Museum: Rethinking Space, Archive and Heritage

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Guantánamo Teach-In

List Art 110

Why does the US military have a base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and why is it so hard to close? Why has Guantánamo become a locus of conversation around issues of migration, security, refuge, and human rights? After brief presentations by professors and students, we will have small group discussions to explore these questions and others.  

This event is free and open to the public, and part of “Bringing  Guantánamo Home”, a series examining Guantánamo and issues relating to its past, present, and future throughout September 2014.

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New Perspectives on Guantánamo: Art, Activism and Advocacy

Watson Institute, Joukowsky Forum

New Perspectives on Guantánamo: Art, Activism and Advocacy, will explore the history of the United States’ use of GTMO in the 1990s to house individuals from Haiti and Cuba who fled political persecution or sought asylum within the U.S, and its post-9/11 use as a prison for suspected terrorists.  

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Brand Strategy and the Role of Market Research

Nightingale-Brown House

This seminar will lead participants on how to create a fact base for good decision making. Facilitator Kenneth J Roberts will cover the basics of creating a brand strategy along with a guide for non researchers on how to use [and not use] market research data.

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If You Build It, Will They Come? Digital Participation Projects in Arts and Heritage

Digital Scholarship Lab, Rockefeller Library

Many arts and heritage organizations now consider the digital counterpoint to their physical visits a key part of their operation, with web visits, social media followers and e-commerce transactions supporting funding bids, PR stories and more. It allows them to grow their reach worldwide, to share their stories and their history with those who would be unlikely to ever visit. So what’s the value of digital participation, and why are we investing more time and money in creating these projects in the cultural sector?

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Intersecting Identities: Power Dynamics in the Public Humanities

Nightingale-Brown House

Graduate colloquium "Intersecting Identities” is designed to bring together graduate students in a variety of publicly engaged disciplines. Together we will engage in fun, transformative, and critical dialogues about the intersections of various social identities (including: race, gender, class, religion and sexual orientation) and public humanities work. The event will feature an opening discussion on Power, Privilege, and Oppression by Shane Lloyd, Assistant Director for First Year and Sophomore Programs at Brown's Third World Center.

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Slavery & Satire: A Conversation with Azie Mira Dungey, Creator of "Ask a Slave"

Nightingale-Brown House

The Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage and the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice (CSSJ) welcome Azie Mira Dungey to discuss her controversial new satirical web series Ask A Slave, and her former work as a historical interpreter of enslaved life at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Dungey, a writer and comedienne is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Performing Arts.

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Master Class with B.J. Sullivan (Mini-Fest, American Dance Legacy Initiative)

Ashamu Dance Studio

B.J. Sullivan, dance teacher / choreographer / performer, is active in the development of post modern dance technique. As a tenured associate professor at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, her research is in choreography and her applied technique. Gaining recognition for the teaching methods of her own style and floor work, Sullivan coined this body of material "Safety Release Technique".

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Master Class with Cathy Young (Mini-Fest, American Dance Legacy Initiative)

Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

Cathy Young is nationally recognized as a master teacher and has taught classes at more than 30 colleges around the country, as well as at the Bates Dance Festival, Florida Dance Festival and the International Open Look Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia. As a performer, Young has danced with a number of companies, including Zenon Dance Company and Danny Buraczeski’s JAZZDANCE, and has toured extensively throughout the US and Europe.

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Non Verbal Communication: Whole Body Performance in/as/for Oral History

Nightingale-Brown House

Image: Jeff Friedman performing his oral history-based work titled "Muscle Memory" (Savage Photography)

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Program Evaluation: An Introduction for Arts and Cultural Organizations

Nightingale-Brown House

This seminar will provide a brief overview and introduce important initial steps in the evaluation of social and cultural programs. We will briefly review the purpose and types of evaluation strategies. The emphasis of the seminar will focus on the articulation of program theory, distinguishing between program outputs and outcomes, and the challenge of determining program impact. Applied exercises will be utilized during the seminar, so you are encouraged to come prepared to consider and begin the initial steps necessary to evaluate your program.

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Artist-driven Programming in Art and Culture Museums

Nightingale-Brown House

Museum programming has become increasingly more open, participatory, and collaborative—with artists, the public, and online communities. This is both a pedagogical strategy as well as a trend that aligns with how many contemporary artists are working. This workshop will explore one specific aspect of this model: the unique collaborations with artists. How do museum educators create effective programs that meet the goals of their institution while also forging a genuine collaboration with artists? How can programmers build an audience for these kinds of events?

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Oral History- the Basics

Nightingale-Brown House

Eager to start doing oral history? Whether you want to help interviewing a family member or launching a community history project, this introductory workshop provides an informative overview to the field of oral history from initial idea through finished product. The workshop will guide participants through project planning, technology, interviewing methods, writing questions, release forms, and making interviews accessible.

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Introduction to Theatre of the Oppressed and Forum Theatre

Alumnae Hall, Crystal Room

This three-part/three-day, introductory workshop in Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed is an opportunity for people from diverse backgrounds and with various levels of experience to participate in the development process of Forum Theatre. Led by Ellie Friedland, Ph.D. and Christina Marín, Ph.D, workshop goers will start with Theatre of the Oppressed Games and Image Theatre to develop trust and build community.

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Introduction to Theatre of the Oppressed and Forum Theatre

Alumnae Hall, Crystal Room

This three-part/three-day, introductory workshop in Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed is an opportunity for people from diverse backgrounds and with various levels of experience to participate in the development process of Forum Theatre. Led by Ellie Friedland, Ph.D. and Christina Marín, Ph.D, workshop goers will start with Theatre of the Oppressed Games and Image Theatre to develop trust and build community.

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Introduction to Theatre of the Oppressed and Forum Theatre

Alumnae Hall, Crystal Room

This three-part/three-day, introductory workshop in Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed is an opportunity for people from diverse backgrounds and with various levels of experience to participate in the development process of Forum Theatre. Led by Ellie Friedland, Ph.D. and Christina Marín, Ph.D, workshop goers will start with Theatre of the Oppressed Games and Image Theatre to develop trust and build community.

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NOW IS THE TIME! Expanding Access to Arts Education in the Creative Capital

>> OFF CAMPUS LOCATION: see description for details

Come learn what Hartford, Boston and the Bronx are doing to extend access to arts education in their public schools. Why did these cities decide to focus on arts education in their public schools? How are they making that happen? What are their challenges? What are their lessons learned? Join the conversation about how Providence can leverage our deep bench of arts organizations, cultural plan, arts educators in and out of the schools and after school infrastructure to provide more opportunities for arts learning for our public school children?  

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